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Naval Honors to Attend Funeral Services for Rear Admiral Josephthal

May 26, 1929
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Naval honors will be accorded Rear Admiral Louis Maurice Josephthal, Commander of the New York State Naval Militia, who died on Thursday, at his home. All View, Premier Point, New Rochelle. N. Y., at the age of sixty-one, after a long illness.

Funeral services will be conducted aboard the Naval Reserve Armory Ship Illinois, this afternoon at 3 P. M., where the body has lain in state since yesterday. A firing squad will fire a salute before the coffin is taken from the Illinois and the minute gun will fire the usual salute. An escort of Naval Militia will accompany the body from the Illinois to the crematory at Fresh Pond, Queens, L. I. A. firing squad and a bugler will officiate at the crematory.

Beginning his career in the State Naval Militia in 1891 as an ordinary seaman, he rose through successive promotions to the Rear Admiralship to which he was commissioned by Governor Smith on February 27, 1925. He served as naval aide on the staffs of seven Governors, Dix, Sulzer, Glyan, Whitman, Smith, Miller and Roosevelt.

He was a member of the American Legion, Military Order of the United States, and the Order of the United Sons of American Wars.

Admiral Josephthal held a commission as a Reserve Captain in the United States Naval Reserve. He received a medal for thirty-five years of service with the State Militia. The Government of Roumania gave him the grand cross of the military order of Roumania, the highest award within its gift, for his services to that country.

For nine years he served as Secre- (Continued on Page 4)

Admiral Josephthal is survived by his widow, the former Edyth Guggenheim, and two daughters, Elinore Clare and Barbara Edyth.

Born in New York, the son of Moritz and Theresa Wise Josephthal, he received his education in the public schools of New York and was graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1887, and while there attained the honor of the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity.

The key with which Sir John Chanceilor, High Commissioner of Palestine, opened the Nathan and Lina Straus Health Center in Jerusalem, was presented to Nathan Straus by the British Government official.

The presentation was made in a letter received by Mr. Straus from Sir John.

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